University of Alabama at Birmingham Electrical Engineering

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University of Alabama at Birmingham Electrical Engineering

Welcome to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UAB! Over the past 35 years, our department has produced highly-trained electrical engineers who are now working in a wide variety of roles in high-tech industry, research, and education roles. We hope the information on this site will provide an overview of what ECE has to offer its students, graduates, and the UAB research community.

Murat Tanik
Wallace R. Bunn Endowed Professor and Chair
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

The UAB Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering offers programs leading to a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering as well as a minor in electrical engineering or software. The goals of these programs are to prepare graduates for the following:

  • Succeed in a career in electrical engineering or in further education
  • Approach problem solving with an engineering mind set
  • Grow professionally

The program is based on a strong foundation of mathematics, physical sciences, humanities, and social sciences that prepares a graduate for his/her roles in society and work. Students take a core of fundamental engineering coursework, reinforce classroom discussions and gain hands-on experience with laboratory activities, and gain analysis and design skills as they progress through the curriculum. Senior electives provide the opportunity to explore specialized areas, and the final capstone design experience challenges students to demonstrate their ability to work in teams to design, develop, and test solutions to engineering problems.

For more information, refer to the UAB Undergraduate Catalog or contact the Undergraduate Program Director David Green dgreen@uab.edu.

Educational Objectives

The UAB electrical engineering (EE) undergraduate program prepares its graduates to

  • Succeed in a career in electrical engineering or in further education,
  • Approach problem solving with an engineering mind set, and
  • Grow professionally.

Student Outcomes

The electrical engineering undergraduate program strives to instill the following skills, knowledge, and behaviors in its students by the time of graduation:

  • an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  • an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • an ability to communicate effectively
  • the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long learning
  • a knowledge of contemporary issues
  • an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

 The UAB BSEE program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

The department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers both Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) and Ph.D. in Computer Engineering degree programs.

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE)

The MSEE program provides advanced study in specialized areas such as computer software and networking, control, microelectronics and embedded system, signal and image processing, power systems and telecommunication. The MSEE program prepares students for a professional career in industry or entry into a doctoral program or professional school. The MSEE program builds upon the broad foundation provided by a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering by supplying depth in specific areas of Electrical and Computer Engineering through advanced coursework and a thesis or project experience. The MSEE Program students pursue either a thesis or non-thesis option.

Exciting research areas and course work emphases are available to meet a variety of goals and interests.

For the official program information and admission requirements, please see the Graduate School Catalog.

Apply

Ph.D. in Computer Engineering

The Ph.D. program provides further opportunities for advanced study and research in Electrical and Computer Engineering related fields. The diverse variety of specialization areas in the ECE department spans analog and digital custom integrated systems, computer software, signal and image processing, and power systems. The Ph.D. degree prepares students for professional and research careers in industry and academia. The Ph.D. in Computer Engineering is awarded by UAB and is offered through a program shared with the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), allowing both UAB and UAH to contribute to the program.

For the official program information and admission requirements, please see the Graduate School Catalog.

Apply

CONTACT

Abidin Yildirim, Ph.D.
Director of Outreach
Co-director, Blazer BEST
Robotics
(205) 975-3388
yildirim@uab.edu

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